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  1. nomadpenguin

    nomadpenguin Member

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    RIP David Rakoff

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by nomadpenguin, Aug 10, 2012.

    Any thoughts? I was more familiar with his radio work than his written work.
     
  2. moscowwoah

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    Very sad. To be honest, I'd only heard of him in passing before his untimely death. I read about him after he passed, and checked out the small sample of his work, and then ordered 2 of his books off Amazon. I'm waiting until they arrive.

    RIP.
     
  3. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    who/what was he?
     
  4. Link the Writer

    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    According to Wiki, he was a Canadian-born writer who lived in NYC, as was known for his humor in his mostly non-fiction essays. He died of cancer in Massachusetts on August 8th, 2012.
     
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    He is a writer's writer. You'll need a thesaurus. At least, I did. He's still funny though.
     
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    I didn't even realize he died until I heard the This American Life dedicated to him. He was a great talent who had a way with words and rhyme. I recommend at least listening to his rhymed poem in the episode Frenemies.

    His voice will be missed.
     
  7. rick_danger

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    i never heard of him till now. ill look him up.
     

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